I am trying to take an difficult and counter-intuitive planning process for me this week where I relax and let serendipity happen and don’t try to force everything will willpower and over-planning. I found a poem I wrote about this a while ago using the analogy of frisbee golf. If we throw the disc as hard as possible, the aim is often off. But if you relax and throw with 80% of your strength, the technique can come through. In this case the technique I’m looking for is maybe to find guidance from the higher power vs. just trying to push my own ideas.
I read a very neat article in a magazine from my mom’s shamanic community about how all of the really influential activists have included an element of the sacred in their work. I can’t find the exact article online, but here is a similar one with the same author. And for Christians, who are going to get bugged that I’m citing a pagan, the article I really wanted to link to explained how all religions have certain common elements. http://www.treehugger.